It happens every year*.
The Bachelor or The Bachelorette chooses someone, and fans of the runner up riot and call for them to be the next choice to have their own journey to find love.
This season is no different.
After weeks of whittling down Australia’s finest men, and some less fine ones also, Angie Kent chose Carlin Sterritt as her beloved, and sent her bohemian weirdo Timm Hanly packing, despite calling him her “soulmate”.
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WARNING FIRST CORNY COUPLE POST ALERT! I recently read from one of my favorite modern day poets @yung_pueblo ‘make sure the walls you build to protect yourself do not become your prison’ I built up some big ol walls over the years. I have my reasons. We all do. The reality is none of us are going to be a walk in the park to be with. We’ve all suffered or are suffering from something. That’s life. So when you meet someone willing to see past these walls and committed to understanding you and want to grow with you…. don’t let past conditioning, ego or pride get in the way. You knew. Even when I doubted you because of these walls. You were patient with me. Thank-you for fighting for us and knowing what we have was real and pure from the very beginning. You are exactly what I wanted and more coming into this. I love you my Noh Noh @carlinsterritt ? Finally, thank-you for coming on this adventure with us. I can’t even begin to put into words how grateful I am for the people who put their heart soul into this show. Everyone works so incredibly hard. My dream team. You know who you are. Thank-you. The End….Fairytale style. The beginning of real life! x @bacheloretteau #bacheloretteau
Timm, who was pretty sure he was going to win her heart in the end, was crushed, as were his biggest fans.
In a tribute to Timm’s red carpet entrance, in which he gifted Angie with an absolutely MASSIVE bouquet of sunflowers, his supporters are spamming Angie and Carlin’s Instagrams with sunflower emojis.
It’s all very reminiscent of the whole Kim Kardashian vs Taylor Swift, #TaylorIsASnake Snapchat incident. Remember that? What a time.
— #BacheloretteAU (@BacheloretteAU) October 9, 2019
Angie and Timm had an instant spark when they first bonded over their shared love for sunflowers.
“Did you know that I love sunflowers or did you just guess?!” Angie asked. “No,” Timm replied. “I just love sunflowers, I got one tattooed on my hand.”
And the rest, as they say, is history. Angie and Carlin are happy together, Timm will move past this and likely find himself on Bachelor in Paradise or as the next Bachie, and the world will continue to turn.
Life comes at you fast.
*Except that time old mate Nick Cummins dumped them both.